Rock Hall to Open Guns N’ Roses Exhibit

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click to enlarge GNR back in the day. - Courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
GNR back in the day.
After years of bitter fighting, Guns N’ Roses recently announced that long-time rivals Axl Rose and Slash have decided to perform together once again. To celebrate the reunion, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will feature the 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees in its Legends of Rock exhibit that will open on Friday, Feb. 26. To help launch the exhibit, the Rock Hall will host a special Guns ‘N Roses themed evening on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Items on display will include the following: a Guns N’ Roses pinball machine owned by Slash; a black top hat with a brim that curls at edges worn by Slash; a button down madras plaid shirt with cut off sleeves worn by Axl Rose; a black Colorado Rockies short-sleeved jersey worn by Dizzy Reed; a prototype Slash guitar (a 1986 Les Paul replica, handmade by Kris Derrig); and black leather Converse high-top sneakers worn by Slash. 

“We are thrilled to add Guns N’ Roses to our Legends of Rock exhibition,” says Rock and Roll Hall of Fame President & CEO Greg Harris in a press release. “Their legacy and impact is remarkable and we are excited to share these items with fans during this historic reunion year. Slash is incredibly supportive of the Rock Hall, and by donating his Les Paul and pinball machine, he helped made this exhibit possible.”

During the special event on Feb. 17, local residents will enjoy discounted entry for Rock Hall exhibits, happy hour drink specials and the chance to win an opportunity to play the Guns N’ Roses pinball machine. Admission to the event is free, but a museum admission ticket will be needed to tour exhibits. View event details and contest rules at
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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected].
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